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Barret Pearson

Barret Pearson is a wine enthusiast and proud Vancouverite. He likes books, travel, and once in a while dabbles in photography.

Anonymous hacks Justice Department to hit back against Megaupload shut-down

Hours after file-sharing giant is shut down by US government, hacker group Anonymous strikes back.

Google joins protests against online piracy bills

Google joins growing movement in protest of proposed American anti-piracy legislation.

No soup for you: the shark fin controversy continues

Man bites shark. Join the debate.

Corey Cerovsek plays Korngold

Violinist, mathematician and pianist Corey Cerovsek returns to the VSO in what promises to be an elegant performance of fellow wunderkind Erich Korngold’s Violin Concerto.